AP on “Genocide”

A reader who’s following the Darfur story closely was struck by the entry in today’s Associated Press day schedule for a New York rally:

10:45 a.m.

More than 150 rabbis rally against “genocide” in Darfur; Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, East 47th Street between First and Second avenues.

That would make AP one of the last institutions outside the Sudanese government to be officially skeptical about what’s happening over there. But apparently it was a mistake, not policy.

“If that were in an AP story, we would send a correction to eliminate the quotation marks,” emails AP New York Bureau Chief Howard Goldberg.